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Volume 35 Issue 13

OBITUARY: Anna Marie Yurick >

March 6th, 2003

Anna Marie Yurick, an associate professor emerita in Pitt’s School of Nursing who taught here for almost 40 years, died Feb. 24, 2003, at her Murrysville home. Yurick, 67, had advanced uterine cancer and was in the intensive care unit at Shadyside Hospital until shortly before her death. Even while in Shadyside’s ICU, Yurick was […]

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Port Authority seeks more money from Pitt >

March 6th, 2003

Port Authority of Allegheny County has opened negotiations with Pitt to increase its annual fee in exchange for continued ride-for-free service for Pittsburgh campus employees and students. Pitt and the Port Authority have a renewable contract that runs until July 31, 2006. Laurie Andrews, Port Authority chief operations officer, said that the transit company advised […]

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Assembly okays resolution criticizing trustees on pay >

March 6th, 2003

In defending the salary raises and bonuses that they awarded to Pitt executives this year, trustees said they overruled advice from Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, who reportedly argued that such large increases could be “misconstrued and damage important campus relationships.” At its Feb. 25 meeting, Faculty Assembly urged trustees to pay better attention to Nordenberg the […]

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To go to war against Iraq or not: Panelists present differing views >

March 6th, 2003

A highly charged discussion of a potential U.S. war with Iraq ended in an impasse last week, as the four speakers remained firmly entrenched in their positions. GSPIA professor and moderator Donald Goldstein told the audience of about 300 at the forum’s conclusion: “You came here and you’re not going to change your minds. But […]

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Honors Convocation 2003 >

March 6th, 2003

Peter J Safar, Distinguished Service Professor of Resuscitation Medicine at Pitt and a pioneer in critical care medicine, was the featured speaker at the University’s 27th annual honors convocation Feb. 28. He spoke on “Thoughts About Académe and Humanism.” Safar received an honorary doctor of science degree at the convocation ceremony, held to mark the […]

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DEPRESSION >

March 6th, 2003

Based on the way depression currently is being diagnosed and treated, it will rank second only to heart disease as a global health burden by the year 2020, researchers warned the World Bank several years ago. More than 20 percent of depressed people will attempt suicide at least once during their lifetimes and about 6 […]

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